Prayer: Open the Gates!
As we remember Christ entering into Jerusalem
we lay down our burdens, fears, hopes and dreams
at your feet.
(Palm Sunday Year B)
Today make each one of us more free:
free from fear,
free to live with hope and joy and generosity.
(3–9 July Year A)
Prayer: Faith to Change The World
Help us to bring change,
never settling for the way things are
but always trying to reflect your love,
your justice, your compassion and forgiveness.
(12–18 June Year C)
Prayers of Power
You are a king of all and for all,
with all and in all,
forgetting nothing and forgiving everything.
(20-26 November Year B)
Prayers of Christ Here
Who among us really knows when Christ comes?
But we see the signs of his presence all around.
(13-19 November Year B)
All Saints Prayers – A Sea of Lights
If we shut our eyes really tightly
we can see a sea of lights,
the multitude of those
who have set out on your journey of faith.
Harvest Prayers – An Abundant World
Help us always to be amazed
and to never to take any of this for granted.
Make us glad to share the fruits and resources
with anyone and everyone
because you made it for all.
Carol Service Prayers – Making Dark Places Sparkly
The days are short and the wind cold,
and in our houses there are dark, shadowy corners.
But with love and hope
help us to bathe our world in sparkle and wonder.
Prayers of Travelling Light
Help us to travel lightly Lord,
as we walk into each new day.
Do we need all our things, the comforts and gadgets and clutter?
(3–9 July Year B)
Prayers for Stormy Times
So many in this world are refugees, leaving a cherished land behind,
nothing ahead but vague hopes and shadowy fears.
(19-25 June Year B)
Prayers of Vivid Lives
Lord our Shepherd,
today feed those fleeing from wars or terror;
don’t let us ever turn a blind eye to suffering
and be alive in the work of all those who reach out to help
(Fourth Sunday of Easter Year B)
Prayers of Understanding and Loving
As we watch the news, chat and hear stories,
surprises and shocks, joys and heartbreaks,
Open our minds to understand and our hearts to love.
(Fifth Sunday of Easter Year B)
Prayers of Confusion and Understanding
Guide us to understand the complex and baffling details of modern life;
understand what you are really telling us;
understand each other.
(Third Sunday of Easter Year B)
Prayers Because Nothing Good Comes from Here
Can anything good come from this place, from the shuttered shops and minds?
Somewhere, or everywhere, your voice is calling, calling us to be the difference.
(14-20 January Year B)
Advent Candle Readings – Future, Justice, Joy, Peace
Short advent-candle lighting scripts with weekly themes of the future, justice, joy and peace.
Prayers of Remembrance and Standing for Good
We remember that in every generation
people all over the world have made a choice:
who to stand for? who to live or die for?
(6–12 November Year A)
Prayers of Fruitfulness
(2–8 October Year A)
We’ve tried to be good Christians when we should have been good friends.
We’ve tried to be right when we should have been fruitful.
Help us to be fruitful Lord.
Prayer: Called Out of Our Depth
We hear you calling us out of our safe places,
beckoning us onward
to journey uncomfortably with you
(19-25 June Year A)
Pentecost Prayers: A Sudden Spark
Burn your gospel of peace into the essence of our being
and your gospel of love into the core of who we are
(Pentecost Year A)
Finding the Way – Prayers for the Confused
(Fifth Sunday of Easter Year A)
“Show us how to give up the life we struggle to have
And help us to take up your offer of abundant life, wonderful life
And then to bring the joy of your life to all those around us.”